Some sad news struck the comedy world Thursday evening.
Veteran British stand-up comedian Ian Cognito died during his set on Apr. 11 at the Atic bar in Bicester, near Oxfordshire.
We've pulled together the most recent news today. Have a look and let us know what you think.
"A stand-up comedian died onstage during a performance Thursday evening."
Ian Cognito: Stand-up comedian dies on-stage in Bicester https://t.co/ReM7nVfDWD— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) April 12, 2019
RIP Ian Cognito. Always absolutely lovely to me. A proper comedy legend.— Jim Smallman (@jimsmallman) April 12, 2019
UK: Comedian Ian Cognito died on stage but people watched and laughed, thinking it was a joke. https://t.co/kE8R16W0un— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) April 12, 2019
What's Up With Ian Cognito And Jimmy Carr — In 2 Quick Minutes
On the 9th of November 2004 I was performing at the Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club in Birmingham. On the line up was Rufus Hound (MC), Christian Reilly and a double act called Bullett and Gunn. The headliner was a man called Ian Cognito, popularly known as ‘Cogs’. (1/n) #RIPCogs pic.twitter.com/RbMSemiIhB— Papa CJ (@PapaCJ) April 12, 2019
But if you were a fan of watching LIVE stand-up comedy, there was nothing quite as electric as being in a room with Ian Cognito on the bill. I feel incredibly grateful to have been on the UK comedy circuit in the time of Ian Cognito. Maverick. Outlaw. Legend. RIP my friend. (4/n)— Papa CJ (@PapaCJ) April 12, 2019
More Than 17K People Are Talking About This
Comedian Ian Cognito dies onstage – and the audience think it’s part of his act https://t.co/vr7L79Sj5G— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) April 12, 2019
Stand-up comedian Ian Cognito has died after reportedly suffering a heart attack while performing on stage in Oxfordshire https://t.co/DDCtFkLUi3— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 12, 2019
Ian Cognito And Jimmy Carr Are Clearly A Big Deal Today
Ian Cognito dying makes me think of all the wonderful comedians in our community over these 20 years. I love you all. I mean that. Time goes by and we don’t gig together and i think that eventually we will...and then this happens.— Shappi Khorsandi (@ShappiKhorsandi) April 12, 2019
Veteran stand-up comedian Ian Cognito has died on-stage - literally. The audience thought it was part of the act. Died with his boots on. That’s commitment to comedy. I’ll never forget his kindness when I started out & how god damn funny he was.— Jimmy Carr (@jimmycarr) April 12, 2019
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